A Simple Tip to Increase Your Energy
Are you a person with Type 2 diabetes who is fed up with feeling exhausted halfway through the day? Do you find it difficult to focus and wish you could be more productive?
I find that a lack of energy is a common side effect of diabetes, often more so when it is poorly controlled. I also find that people who do not yet realise that they have pre-diabetes may experience tiredness and lethargy as an early sign.
Over the next few posts, I will be outlining some vital tips that can help you increase your energy levels so that you can start living your best life possible.
The first tip that I want to address may seem to be an obvious choice:
Drink plenty of water every day.
I frequently find that diabetics who are having problems with energy, as well as complications like migraines and other headaches, are simply not drinking enough water.
Having a tall glass of water with a slice of lemon in it is a great way to start the day. In addition to the improved flavour, the lemon slice gives you extra Vitamin C while also acting as an alkalising agent. So many of us in the modern world are eating diets heavy in too many processed foods, animal fats and grains, which gives us an acidic skew to our systems. Adding the alkalising agent of a lemon slice helps to combat that.
Once I started to begin each morning with a glass of water, I quickly began to see a difference in my energy levels. I now follow my glass of cold water with 2 additional cups of hot water with 3 slices of lemon in it, putting a little cold water in first so that I don’t steam out all of the Vitamin C. I started taking these as a refreshing alternative to tea when I recognised that I didn’t need as much tea as I was drinking and I’ve gotten great results.
Give these methods a try some time – they taste great and I think you may be pleasantly surprised. And, keep your eyes peeled for my next post on how to control your glycemic index (GI) to keep those energy levels on the rise!
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